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Author Pomeroy, Sarah B.

Title The murder of Regilla : a case of domestic violence in antiquity / Sarah B. Pomeroy
Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (249 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Genealogical chart -- Regilla's and Herodes' family -- Introduction -- Girlhood in Rome -- A Roman matron in imperial Athens -- Public life -- Death in Athens and murder trial in Rome -- Regilla's final resting place -- Chronological chart
Summary Born to an illustrious Roman family in 125 BCE, Regilla was married at the age of fifteen to Herodes, a wealthy Greek. Twenty years later--and eight months pregnant with her sixth child--Regilla died under mysterious circumstances, after a blow to the abdomen delivered by Herodes's freedman. Though Herodes was charged, he was acquitted. Pomeroy's investigation suggests that despite Herodes's erection of numerous monuments to his deceased wife, he was in fact guilty of the crime
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-228) and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Regilla.
Herodes Atticus
SUBJECT Herodes Atticus fast
Regilla fast
Herodes Atticus. swd
Subject Uxoricide -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- Case studies
Wife abuse -- Greece -- Athens -- History -- Case studies
Trials (Murder) -- Rome -- History -- Case studies
Upper class women -- Greece -- Athens -- Biography
Upper class women -- Rome -- Biography
Civilization, Greco-Roman.
TRUE CRIME -- Murder -- General.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- Rome.
Civilization, Greco-Roman
Trials (Murder)
Upper class women
Wife abuse
Huiselijk geweld.
Greece -- Athens
Rome (Empire)
Romeinse rijk.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Case studies
Case studies.
√Čtudes de cas.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007002980
ISBN 9780674042209